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 Post subject: Duck, African Black
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:22 pm 
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African black duck (Anas sparsa)

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Other names:
Afrikaans: Swarteend
German: Schwarzente
French: Canard noirâtre
Dutch: Afrikaanse zwarte eend


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A shy bird generally found in pairs along fast-flowing well-wooded highland streams. It has distinctive white scalloping on the upperparts which may, in some individuals, form bands. The sexes are similar in plumage, but when seen in pairs, the males are distinctly larger than the females. A very territorial duck

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Aquatic insects, seeds, plant material, small fish, crabs and snails


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Lower Sabie,Low Water Bridge,Jan 2007.
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I managed to capture this photo at the Lower Sabie weir in Dec 2006.

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At the Sasolhide, WSBG. This was the closest I've seen them come to the hide....sometimes helps if everyone leaves, quietness settles down, and it's you alone, waiting...

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